Lot 1027. A rare carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234); 8 1⁄4 in. (21 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,600. © Christie's 2022
The bowl with deep, rounded sides are carved on the interior with a xiniu (rhinoceros) gazing up at the moon, and is covered overall with a soft olive-green glaze.
Provenance: The J. M. Hu (1911-1995), Zande Lou Collection.
Literature: Helen D. Ling and Edward T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Pavilion of Ephemeral Attainment, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1950, no. 23.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022